Syria Strike Was So Powerful, It Registered as an Earthquake

European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre confirms blasts caused 2.6-magnitude earthquake in Hama area

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The area of the earthquake according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.
The area of the earthquake according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.Credit: European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre
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Sunday’s rocket strikes on two of President Bashar Assad’s military bases registered as a 2.6-magnitude earthquake in the Hama area, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said.

>> Strike Likely Targeted Surface-to-surface Missiles Iran Seeks to Deploy in Syria | Analysis ■ LATEST UPDATES ON SYRIA STRIKE

On Sunday evening, the Syrian army stated that its bases on the outskirts of the city of Homs, and in the district of Aleppo, had been attacked. A Syrian human rights organization said the attack had been on the home base of the 47th Brigade, at which Iranian forces are stationed, and on bases belonging to the regime of President Bashar Assad in the area of the Salhab airport, west of Hama. Several dozen people died in the attack, the group said say.

The attack apparently targeted major arms caches, including surface-to-surface missiles that Iran seeks to deploy in Syria, according to assessments.

Last week, reports said that U.S. and Israeli spy agencies have been watching movements of Iranian arms to Syria, and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel will not allow Iran to set up positions and bases in Syria from which to fire missiles.

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